Stories of Meaningful Change


Stories from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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Bob Payman | Compassion for Those Who Served

He started as a bus driver at Westwood Heights School District and worked his way up the ladder, eventually retiring as director of transportation for Flushing Community Schools.

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Amanda Doran

Born and raised in Davison, Amanda Snider Doren loves her community. She’s never had a desire to move elsewhere, finding great joy in the new home that she and husband Dustin have built in Davison Township. The couple looks forward to planting roots and raising a family in Amanda’s hometown.

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The Legacy of Almeda Hunter

Wife, mother, competent professional, hard-working gardener, community volunteer, source of love and strength to her many friends – all terms to describe Almeda B. Hunter. Almeda moved to Flint with her family at the age of 12. A graduate of Northern High School, she was involved in many community activities, including the Quota Club and the St. Cecelia Society of the Flint Institute of Music. Almeda was the ultimate supporter and cheerleader for everyone she knew. She is fondly remembered for her giggles, love of music, and encouraging words.

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A Look at the Flint Kids Fund 3 Years Later

Next month marks three years since the Community Foundation for Greater Flint (CFGF) established the Foundation for Flint as a supporting organization to serve the long-term health and development needs of Flint children and their families impacted by the water crisis through the Flint Kids Fund.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Breastfeeding

Breast milk is often called “nature’s perfect food.” The health benefits of breastfeeding are well documented, along with the cost savings…

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Family Center Provides Enhanced Opportunities for Kids to Learn & Grow

Later this summer, children residing at Carriage Town Ministries and youth living in the nearby neighborhood will have access to a newly…

Flint Development Center Focuses on Improving Outcomes for Children

On a cold winter’s evening, the Flint Development Center is bursting with activity, hosting a game night for youth including a visit from…

Investing in Flint Kids

The story of the Flint Kids Fund began three years ago when a state of emergency was declared in Flint, Michigan, in response to the…

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Scholarship Program Helps Reduce the Financial Burden of Child Care

Jasmine Wallace works from home, an impossible task with two young children playing around her desk demanding attention. The Flint mother…

$30,000 Grant Addresses Gender Achievement Gap

In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Flint Women and Girls Fund, a $30,000 grant was recently awarded to the My Sister’s Keeper…